If you thought HART buses were crowded last month, you were right.
The numbers are in, and HART had another strong month for ridership in July with 1,181,409 total trips during the month, a 6 percent increase compared to July 2012.
“These are exciting times at HART, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to provide dependable service to a growing number of riders each and every month,” said HART Chief Operating Officer Katharine Eagan.
MetroRapid ridership in July was 41,822
July 8 saw the greatest ridership throughout the month with 49,332 riders choosing HART
Year-to-date (October 2012 – July 2013), bus ridership is up 2.9 percent; an increase of 344,782 trips, compared to the same period last year
Average weekday was 44,847; up 3.1 percent over July 2012
Monthly bus ridership has been on the rise for the last 7 consecutive months
Effective Sunday, August 18, HART will make modifications to bus service for
MetroRapid North-South and routes 9, 37, and 47LX.
Summary of route modifications:
MetroRapid North-South: Route permanently moved from Marion Street Transitway to Morgan Street between Marion Transit Center and Kennedy Boulevard and Jackson Street. Minor schedule adjustments. Schedule
Route 9: 15th Street – Weekday route extended by one-hour to last trip at 8:45 PM (Northbound) and 9:00 PM (Southbound). Schedule
Route 37: Brandon/Netpark – Weekday route extended by one-hour to last trip at 9:05 PM (Westbound) and 8:05 PM (Eastbound). Schedule
Route 47LX: Southshore Limited Express – Minor time changes in first northbound trip in order to provide improved connections at Marion Transit Center. Schedule